Newsletter: Sept to Dec, 2018
Greetings fellow Adventurers!
As I write this I'm in Paris at the end of an extended summer trip to Europe, enjoying many new cities and sights and experiences. Among them was a cruise to Scotland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland and visits to Leipzig and Wismar in Germany, and Ghent and Bruge in Belgium. But as Dorothy said in the Wizard of Oz, "There's no place like home" and I'll be back shortly.
We have another round of excellent and varied evening programs, plus a special new adventure, and I hope to see you all at them!
Aloha, Lowell Angell, President
NEW DINING ADVENTURE FOR ALL MEMBERS – ALA WAI GOLF COURSE RESTAURANT
We have found a good venue to try for our Nov. 15, 2018 dinner when Bill Chapman will present his new book on “Ancient Sites of Southeast Asia”. The Arnemanns and Simons met Sunday evening, Aug. 12 with owner/chef at Ala Wai Golf Course Restaurant. We sampled 3 of the 4 combination plates she suggested. It is delicious food and prices are very reasonable.
Check the November 15 dinner menu in this newsletter and you will see the various options with prices. The view is expansive with large windows overlooking the golf course. They can accommodate up to 50 diners near the windows in the mauka section of the dining room, separated by potted plants.
There is plenty of free parking and it is a convenient location with access from Kapahulu Ave. Drive makai towards ocean, turn right into street just before the Waikiki Public Library and drive ¼ mile to golf course building on the right. If you are on target the Ala Wai Canal will be on your left. To google directions the address is 404 Kapahulu Ave. We will give more detailed directions in the November reminder email. The owner is very willing to please, wants us to be satisfied and assured us they can serve food hot and very quickly. Be one of the first to experience this exciting new venue in November 15! Put on your calendar to book it November 1.
PLEASE REMEMBER THESE CLUB POLICIES AND PROCEDURES:
1. Adventurers' Club guests MUST be booked by a Club member via that month’s reservationist.
2. There is a $5 surcharge for any guests NOT Adventurer’s Club full members.
3. When emailing your reservations, put "ADV CLUB RSVP" as subject. Please include your phone
number when emailing or telephoning RSVPs.
4. The reservationist will email (or telephone) a confirmation of your RSVP. If you don’t receive a
confirmation, email/telephone AGAIN. If you get no response or are unable to contact the listed
reservationist, please call Renate Ryan at 808 926-6226.
5. To insure fairness to all members and to our reservationists, RSVPs will only be accepted
beginning the FIRST DAY OF EACH MONTH for that month’s program.
6. Once you have given your entree choice, it IS NOT POSSIBLE to change it. Please kokua!
7. Payment by check is preferred, payable to "Adventurers' Club of Honolulu."
8. Late cancellations and no-shows will be billed.
IMPORTANT MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
4-MONTH NEWSLETTER NOW ONLY VIA EMAIL.
PLEASE PRINT A COPY FOR YOUR HANDY REFERENCE.
BEYOND THE REEF
We were sorry to learn of the passing of SUE PING (PINKIE) CARUS (member #571, since 2006) on July 22, 2018. Our sincere sympathies to her husband Ed Carus who has been a member since 1991. Ed is a staunch supporter of the club, having served as treasurer and director for over ten years. He has given many presentations of his world travels to the club.
WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS!
We are pleased to welcome the following new member to the Club:
--Lori (Loretta) Anderson, email@example.com, member #704, sponsored by Pat Moore. Lori
loves to travel especially by sailing ship. She looks forward to hearing about other’s adventures at
the meetings. Please introduce yourself to her at an upcoming meeting.
Know of a good future speaker or program (maybe yourself!)?
Tell our 1st Vice-President/Program Chair, Bill Chapman about it.
Email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
September 20, 2018
“Sketching on the Move” By member Simon Bussiere
As Simon explains: “It's a blast to travel and explore, but it can be difficult to pause for long enough to take in the character of a place. “ For Simon—a landscape architect and designer—sketching is a way to slow down. As he explains, “I find it to be a great way of learning to see and better understand the intrinsic qualities of a place.” Simon draws regularly when he travels, “and occasionally the drawings even come out ok”, he explains. Simon will share his process from recent trips through Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the US and talk about how travelers can integrate this practice into their next adventure!
Reservationist: Kathy Reinhart, email@example.com (808) 396-8278
|Route of the "Van Diemen" in 2017|
|Tautira, French Polynesia|
|Watching a guy going down a do-it-yourself zip line from his yacht|
November 15, 2018
“Ancient Sites of Southeast Asia: A Tour through History, Ruins & Landscapes” By member Bill Chapman
Bill’s talk will focus on his recent publication Ancient Sites of Southeast Asia: A Traveler’s Guide through History, Ruins, and Landscapes (UH Press and River Books, 2018), a first comprehensive guide to the ancient sites and archaeological ruins of Southeast Asia. An overview of sites for the adventurous visitor to the region, Bill also provides an armchair traveler’s introduction to many of the most historic and visually engaging monuments across seven nations: Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), and Malaysia. He also will provide essential tips for travelers. The culmination of over twenty years of research and site visits, Bill’s talk will provide fresh insights into the significance of sites throughout Southeast Asia.
6 pm Ala Wai Golf Course Restaurant - 405 Kapahulu Avenue, free parking in lot
6:30 pm Dinner:
Menu: Please include order with RSVP. Payment by check preferred please.
First 3 Combination plates include 2 entrees, 1 scoop white/brown rice, mac and toss
green salads with homemade Italian dressing, dessert and choice of tea, coffee or
decaf. No mixing and switching please. Vegetarian stir fry same, only 1 entrée.
1) Garlic Shrimp & BBQ Chicken = $23
2) Mahimahi & BBQ Chicken = $23
3) NY Beef Stir Fry & Honey Walnut Shrimp = $23
4) Vegetarian Stir Fry with tofu and fresh vegetables available seasonally = $20
Bar service available. Cash or credit cards accepted. Beer $4—$5, wine about $8.
RSVP Email Preferred
Jennifer Y. Du-Forstner, Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org, (808) 380-8628
RSVP by: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Late cancellations and no shows will be billed
December 6, 2018
“Christmas Photo Contest” By member Donna Wendt
Can you guess how many times Donna has hosted her wonderful Christmas photo contest with prizes? 5. Can you guess how many years Donna has served on the board until 2016? 12. Can you guess who manages and updates our club blog? That’s right …Donna. What an amazing record of service! Please send only 5 of your best travel adventure photos to email@example.com by Thu. Nov. 25, 2018. Number them 1-5, include where taken, the year and captions. No repeats. JPG format is best, TIFF is OK. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or phone 808 265-1147. Please attend the dinner to speak a sentence or two about each picture. PRIZES !!!
6 pm Zippy's, 59 N. Vineyard Blvd, corner of Maunakea Street
Free parking in Zippy’s or adjacent Diamond Head lot when chain is down about 5:30pm
6:45 pm Dinner Please include entrée and starch with RSVP. Payment by check preferred
Entrees include roll, side salad, choice of mashed potato, brown or white rice*,
dessert and choice of tea, coffee or decaf. Beer & Wine available for purchase $3-$6.
1) Grilled Salmon (please indicate starch*) - $25.00
2) Teriyaki Beef (please indicate starch*) - $24.00
3) Chicken Katsu (please indicate starch*) - $22.00
4) Chef’s Salad & Soup – greens, ham, turkey, cheddar, egg, tomato - $22.00
RSVP Email preferred:
Ruth Limtiaco, ruth@TLCPR.com, (808) 395-3451
RSVP by: Thursday, November 30, 2018
Late cancellations and no shows will be billed
Adventurers' Club member and author Flemming Carstensen
with his new book "Flemming's World" - hot off the press!!
What an interesting life Flemming has led!